What Is Speed Dating - Overview

Speed Dating has recently become pretty popular and is a great way to meet a lot of people in a short space of time and see if you find that immediate attraction.

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Speed Dating is an organised event for people looking to find someone to date. It will normally be held at a bar or restaurant. A group of people looking to meet others will sit around and talk to a partner for a short time before switching around and meeting all the people in the group.

Rating Your Dates

After meeting each person, you will fill out a form noting whether you would like to get to know that person outside of this speed date.

Find Your Matches

At the end of the speed dating experience, you will be given a list of people that you selected and that would also like to meet up with you. This will often be sent as an email the next day.

Go Alone Or With Friends

Some people turn up to speed dating alone, while others like to go along with friends.

Finding Speed Dating Events

You will probably find different themed speed dating events around your area. Some may relate to interests, religions, age ranges etc, so you can narrow down the areas you are looking for.

First Impressions

You only have a short time to impress the other people and then you move on, so good first impressions are everything in speed dating.

Open Minded and Focused

Be confident and positive and don't put too much pressure on yourself. Try to focus on having fun. Be open minded, treat others with respect and give each person an equal chance. Try not to think about previous or upcoming people you have noticed and focus on that date.

Organised Events

The speed dating event will often be organised by a company and you may be required to pay a fee to attend. They should explain how the details of their particular speed dating system works when you arrive. Perks like drinks or food may be included in the price.